Last night Hove Park school celebrated in style with our Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) silver and bronze Awards Evening.
All students who passed their DofE awards were invited, with friends and family, to receive their award certificates from the Lord Lieutenant of Sussex and special guest, Tristan Gooley (The Natural Navigator). Tristan spoke to our awards winners about his life as the world's only professional natural navigator, and how our students could use virtually anything to navigate around the world!
The DoE has grown at Hove Park over the last 2 and a half years from small groups of 15 initially, to last year when nearly a hundred year 9 and 10s undertook the Bronze award. Last year we also had our first group of Silver students, this year we have 37 undertaking the Silver award from year 10 and 11. They will be going to the New Forest tomorrow for their assessed expedition. For the year 11s, hopefully this will be a fresh and welcome break from the exam hall after an intense 10 days! At the same time an increasing number of staff have been involved in helping to make this happen.
Headteacher, Mr Roberts, said
"The Duke of Edinburgh is a brilliant awards programme that really stretches and challenges the students. I’m really pleased that we are able to celebrate their individual achievement with family and friends and also with our 2 very special guests. "